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Meriam Rosen Papers


Meriam Rosen Papers
Rosen, Meriam
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10.50 linear feet
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Special Collections in Performing Arts
Special Collections in Performing Arts, Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742. Contact the curator:

A choreographer, dancer, and professor, Meriam Levine Rosen (born 1927) taught modern dance at the University of Maryland from 1954 until her retirement in 2009. An active participant in the Washington, D.C.-area performing arts community, Rosen founded and directed Improvisations Unlimited, a university-based improvisational dance company; conducted and participated in workshops, festivals, and master classes; choreographed works performed by dancers both in the United States and abroad; and helped establish the University of Maryland's Department of Dance. The collection consists of materials related to Rosen's career as a dancer, choreographer, and professor, including correspondence, awards and certificates, University of Maryland Department of Dance materials, performance programs and related publicity materials, grant applications, articles and reviews, photographs, video tapes, audio cassettes, and CDs.

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There are some restricted items in this collection. All restricted items have been moved to Box 18; facsimiles with sensitive material redacted are integrated into the rest of the collection.

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Meriam Rosen Papers, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries.

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Materials from this collection must be used in the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library's Irving and Margery Morgan Lowens Special Collections Room, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Contact the curator for an appointment:


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